Alumni

This page is dedicated to T'Dancers that have taken dance and expanded on it even after they graduated from high school! T'Dance is so proud of their growth and accomplishments and is excited to share them with you!

Emma Miller

Emma Miller, daughter of owner Teresa Miller grew up dancing at T'Dance!  She graduated from Oklahoma City University in 2017 with a degree in Dance Management. Emma has danced in New York City with the Rockettes during their Summer Intensive, and also at Broadway Dance Center for their Summer Professional Semester. She spent the summer following graduation working for Larrwell Productions as a professional dancer for the Mary Kay Seminar in Dallas, TX. She is currently a professional dancer with Norwegian Cruise Lines.  She spent her first contract on the Star ship, sailing the Mediterranean, Transatlantic, Caribbean, Panama Canal, Central America, and Mexican Riviera. She spent 2018-19 aboard the Pride of America traveling the Hawaiian Islands. Fall 2019 she leave for Mannheim, Germany to dance at Palazzo, Mannheim!

 

Amanda Butler

Amanda Butler

Amanda graduated from St. Cecilia High School in 2004. She attended Oklahoma City University where she majored in Dance Management for four years. She graduated in 2008 with a Bachelors of Science. While at OCU, she was in the American Spirit Dance Company, an active member and office holder of Students and Arts Management club, Personal Assistant to the President and First Lady of OCU, and a member of Gamma Phi Beta. Amanda was hired by Royal Caribbean Productions in July 2008. She enjoys traveling, performing for thousands of people, meeting people from all over the world, and learning about other cultures.  A special thanks to her mother for enrolling her dance lessons at a young age and continuing to be her biggest fan and support.

Amanda has settled in New York City and has become a busy personal trainer and fitness coach. She is now married and recently a new mom!

Her favorite memory at T'Dance School of Performing Arts is Teresa encouraging her to audition at Oklahoma City University her senior year and traveling to the audition with her. I love OCU and spent some of my happiest years there!

 

Kelsey Hobbs

Kelsey HobbsKelsey Hobbs started dancing at the age of 4. She is currently a student at Wichita State University (WSU)majoring in Dance Performance and will receive her Bachelor's of  Fine Arts degree in May 2013. Hobbs has studied many different dance techniques such as Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Musical Theatre, and Mime. She is a member of the Wichita Contemporary Dance Theatre (WCDT) and has performed in many dance concerts including the Kansas Dance Festival, WCDT performances, WCDT Undergraduate Concerts where her original choreography has been performed at as well, Livy High music video, and the Art Aid charity event. She has been on tour with the Wiyos in an original dance play "The Wiyos of Oz", performed at the Alvin Ailey Choreograph Project in New York City, and toured with the WCDT in Italy. She has worked closely with C. Nicholas Johnson, director of the dance program at WSU, and was chosen to be in two choreographic works by Darrell Grand Moultrie. Kelsey currently resides in the Orlando, Florida area and dances at Busch Gardens.

 

 

 

Samantha (Harl) Voss

 

Samantha Harl is a 25-year-old Hastings, Nebraska native that began dancing at the age of 7 at T’ Dance. After graduating in 2005 from Adams Central High School, she attended Mesa State College (now known as Colorado Mesa University) in Grand Junction, Colorado.

During her time at MSC as a scholarship recipient, she studied dance under Melonie Buchanan-Murray, Tony Coppola, Theresa Kahl-Blee and John Kelly. She was selected to work with numerous professional choreographers - Keith Clifton, Ginger Cox, Jay Franke, Stephanie Powell, Tracie Stanfield –for Main stage Concert pieces at MSC.  Samantha was named Best Jazz Dancer, Best Hip Hop Dancer, and Best Performer and Best All-Around Dancer by her peers and faculty through out her years at MSC. She obtained her B.A. in Dance from Mesa State College in Colorado in 2008.

After graduation, Samantha came back to teach at T’ Dance for several years. She continues to choreograph pieces for recitals and competitive dance teams. She completed her M.B.A. at Wichita State University. Samantha is now married and mom to Emmalyn, a future dancer!

 

Anne Moore

Anne Moore

I grew up at T’Dance. I spent many hours sweating, stretching, learning and laughing on West 3rd Street. It was with Teresa that I traveled to Wyoming for the Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival and saw the dance scene and sights of New York City for the first time. Though the events were an integral part of my development it was the community and comrade at T’Dance that I experienced along the way that gave me the confidence to pursue my passion.

After graduating from T’Dance and HHS in 1999 I attended the University of Utah where I received my BFA in Modern Dance.  After graduating in 2003 I moved to New York City and have been living here since. I’ve spent my time here enjoying life and working in fashion, food, film, and of course, dance. While in NYC I have danced with CG Dance, M.E.L.D. Danceworks, Rebecca Jenna-john Dance Project, NWNY, and IPJ & Dancers. I Co-produced a show my first show, New Work New York, in 2009 at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange. I’ve also shown choreography at the Mulberry Street Theatre as part of the Newsteps series, The Looking Glass Theatre, BAX, and premiered work through CG Dance in both New York and Miami.

I’ve been an adjunct faculty member of Hastings College and served on the "Artist in Schools and Communities Directory” for the state of Nebraska for the past 4 years.

Anne completed her MFA in choreography at California Institute of the Arts.  She resides in the LA area with her husband and is a freelance teacher and choreographer.

 

Maggie Osgood Nicholls

Maggie OsgoodMaggie Osgood Nicholls is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City's BFA program in Dance, and also one of 18 to
receive UMKC's Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Honor Award. Originally from Minden, Nebraska, Maggie began studying dance atT'Dance School of Performing Arts at age 3. She started teaching dance in high school at Dance Minden, a studio founded by Maggie & Claire Osgood.  Maggie attended UMKC after receiving the Chancellor's Non-Resident Scholarship in Dance. Currently, Maggie is one of the Co-Artistic Directors of the professional contemporary company, Kansas City Contemporary- KACICO DANCE.

Maggie has been honored to have her professional pieces selected for City in Motion's Modern Night at the Folly, 940/Lawrence Arts Center's Professional Choreographic Showcase, & the Bell House EXCHANGE Dance Festival in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Her
works have been presented at the opening of the Kaufmann Center and the Kansas City Ballet's Todd Bolendar Center for Dance & Creativity.

In addition to her own dancing, Maggie is the Director of Encore! School of the Arts at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City.

Andrea Steiner

Andrea Stiener

Andrea Steiner fell in love with dance at the age of five and her enthusiasm for it has shows no signs of ceasing.  A good portion of her childhood, high school, and college years were spent within the walls and on the slanted floor of T’Dance School of Performing Arts.  Quite honestly, there was no place she would rather have been.  During this time she went from student to assistant to teacher. She also took part in many of the opportunities allowed her through the studio, such as performances in local events, dance conventions, Snowy Range Dance Festival and she was one of the first to take the NYC trip (incidentally, the other dancer on that trip was Anne Moore and while walking up Broadway one day, the two turned to each other and almost simultaneously proclaimed they would live there one day… and they both currently do).  Andrea loves and is grateful for every challenge that Teresa many times pushed her into.

Andrea has been living in New York City since 2003, (after graduating from Hastings College with a degree in theatre and art… where else does one go?). Her work covers a wide range of artistic interests.

As a dancer, she frequently performs with General Mischief Dance Theatre.  She has appeared as an ensemble dancer in the Ripfest ‘09 film “The Wheel Goes Round”, and the Tyra Banks Show ’09 premier episode.   She is an assistant to the wonderful Lainie Munro at The Broadway Dance Center and assisted with the Broadway Big Brothers/Big Sisters program 2009.  She continues her never ending dance education by attending classes and workshops at BDC and Steps, as well as other studios around NYC.  She is frequently found studying the intricacies of the work of Bob Fosse in the amazing Diana Laurenson’s musical theatre performance class.  She also keeps up with her ballet, jazz and tap techniques with fantastic teachers such as Luigi, Shea Sullivan, Andy Blankenbeuhler, Dorit Koppel, Dana Moore… (look these people up… they’re amazing).

She has also worked as a choreographer for productions of “Click Clack Moo” and “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” at the Manhattan Children’s Theatre.

As a designer, she has designed props for Off Broadway productions of “American Dream/Sandbox” written and directed by Edward Albee, “Celia: the musical”, and The Mentor Project at Cherry Lane Theatre (2008 and 2009) as well as various shows for the annual Fringe Festival.

Her set designs include “Ms Nelson Has A Field Day” and “Harry The Dirty Dog” and she was set painter for “Good Night Moon”, all at the Manhattan Children’s Theatre.

In film, she is credited as artistic director for The Birthday Massacre’s “Looking Glass” music video for MTV and the independent film “The Battle of Pussy Willow Creek”, recently seen at the Atlanta Film Festival and will be next shown at the Cannes Independent Film Festival.

She is currently working as a concept designer and storyboard artist for a short animated film.

Her goal in life is to continually challenge herself. Therefore, in the past year she has added trapeze and figure skating to her list of artistic/athletic endeavors and has plans to try out trampoline very soon.

To any aspiring dancer/artist/athlete… constantly ask the question, “What would you do if you knew you could not fail?”